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The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.

The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
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The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.




Steve Kyler on Celtics or Raptors in the East, if Cavs are still a factor, and other surprise teams to watch for

1:08 - A. Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin discuss the most concerning Celtics injury and talk about how important Marcus Smart is to this team. 6:28 - Sherrod and Abby on what the Celtics goals should be for the playoffs and how much seeding will matter. 10:04 - Steve Kyler from BasketballInsiders.com joins to break down the Eastern Conference, who has the edge in Boston vs. Toronto, if Cleveland can still make a deep run, and other surprise teams in the East to watch out for. 23:16 -...


Special guest Marcus Morris on being a mentor to Jayson Tatum

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely get you caught up on the latest with the Celtics. Marcus Morris joins Kyle to talk about a wide range of topics. Here's the complete rundown: (1:40) Celtics have done well vs the best in the West (4:00) Kyrie Irving's knee - should we be more concerned? (10:25) Jaylen Brown has been impressive since the All-Star break. Sherrod says he strives to be great. We then talk about whether Jayson Tatum has that same mindset early on in his career (15:15) Al...


Anthony Davis opening the door for a trade?

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely start off this week's episode talking about the return of Marcus Smart following the All-Star break, and how much the team missed him in their recent skid. Will head coach Brad Stevens make a lineup change, and with more practice time under his belt, will Greg Monroe see his minutes increase? (9:50) Sherrod talks about his article on NBCSportsBoston.com this week on Kyrie Irving needing to have a 'special' finish to his first season with the Celtics....


Cedric Maxwell on Pierce retired number; Are the Cavs issues gone after trades?

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss Paul Pierce getting his #34 raised to the rafters with Celtics great Cedric Maxwell. Where does Pierce rank in team history? Plus, a hearty debate on whether Ray Allen should've attended the ceremony. Before the festivities on Sunday, the current Celtics got their first look at the new-look Cavs, and it didn't go so well for Boston. We look at whether this game was a case of the Cavs "figuring things out" with their four new players, or are the...


Danny Ainge joins to talk about trade deadline, Smart rumors, and Cavs roster blow up

0:55 - Brian Scalabrine sits down with Danny Ainge, who discusses the Celtics staying pat at the trade deadline, the truth behind the Marcus Smart rumors, the addition of Greg Monroe, and the Cavaliers blowing up their roster around LeBron James. 12:45 - Kyle Draper, Chris Mannix, Brian Scalabrine, and A. Sherrod Blakely give their reactions to the Celtics not making any trades, the Cavs trading Isaiah Thomas, Joe Johnson possibly being bought out, and Tyreke Evans staying in Memphis.


Celtics Talk TV: Celtics-Warriors preview/reaction to Marcus Smart hand injury

(1:00) How big of a distraction has the Marcus Smart injury been to the Celtics? (3:00) What will the Celtics miss the most from Marcus Smart? (6:50) Brian Scalabrine sits down with Brad Stevens to discuss Brad’s experience being the coach of the All-Star game last season, and what his favorite moments were. (9:40) Celtics-Warriors preview, A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper break down what the Celtics need to do to get a win in Golden State.


A conversation with Celtics fan and culture writer for the New York Times, Sopan Deb

In this week's episode of the "Celtics Talk" podcast, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with culture writer for the New York Times, comic, and big-time Celtics fan Sopan Deb (Follow him on Twitter). Plus, Brian Scalabrine sits down with Brad Stevens. SHOW NOTES: Celtics struggling since returning home, lack of a second scorer. Should the Celtics make a move. Is a trade more likely than using the DPE on a buyout? (10:00) New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb joins the Celtics Talk...


Ray Allen on 2008 reunion and number retirement; Brad Stevens on playing in London

0:40 - Chris Forsberg joins to talk about the state of the Celtics, if Boston or Cleveland will be the top team in the East, and a possible Gordon Hayward comeback. 10:00 - Ray Allen joins to discuss his thoughts on how the Celtics having been playing this season, if he would go to a reunion of the 2008 championship team, Paul Pierce getting his number retired, and if he would want his number 20 retired by the Celtics. 18:18 - Brain Scalabrine talks with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens...


Discussing an EPIC comeback vs Houston with Dan Greenberg of Barstool Sports

The Celtics rallied from a 26 point deficit Thursday night to beat the Houston Rockets 99-98 in one of the best wins of the year. Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the multiple story plots from that game with Barstool Sports Celtics/NBA writer, Dan Greenberg. We also look at where this win ranks so far this season, and the uphill battle the Celtics have faced with injuries, schedule and leaning on young rookies...but still have a 29-10 record. Kyle and Sherrod also make their...


Antoine Walker on relating to Isaiah Thomas; Hayward progress; Brad Stevens introduction to basketball

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely bring you a jam packed episode of the "Celtics Talk" Podcast, featuring a great interview with Antoine Walker, plus Brian Scalabrine talks to Brad Stevens about when the "basketball bug" got him. Show Notes: Kyle and Sherrod talk about Gordon Hayward being able to not wear the big boot, and the realistic prospects of his return to the floor this season. (4:30) Also, a discussion on Kyrie Irving exceeding the already lofty expectations. (8:00) Former...


Terry Rozier can't wait to guard Isaiah Thomas

Celtics guard Terry Rozier joins Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely in this week's episode of the "Celtics Talk Podcast". Rozier has some great stuff on the team's great start to the season, how Brad Stevens is a genius, what has surprised him about Kyrie Irving as a teammate, and what he learned from Isaiah Thomas and looking forward to guarding him when he's healthy and the Cavs come to town.


Sam Amick talks Kyrie Irving, Celtics streak and his interview with Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics beat the Warriors Thursday night at TD Garden for their 14th straight win, and A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper talk about the remarkable victory. USA Today NBA Insider Sam Amick joins to talk about the streak, and Brian Scalabrine is joined by Brad Stevens. The Rundown: (2:55) Sherrod and Kyle break down Thursday's comeback over Golden State, and whether the victory signals that the C's are the clear-cut favorites in the East. (7:20) Jaylen Brown had a big game in the face...


"They shouldn't be this good" - The Athletic Bay Area's Marcus Thompson on the Celtics

A. Sherrod Blakely talks with The Athletic Bay Area's Marcus Thompson II on the highly-anticipated match-up on Thursday of the red-hot Boston Celtics and the defensing champs, the Golden State Warriors. Thompson is shocked at how good the Celtics have played early in the season, and goes into detail of how impressed he has been with Brad Stevens and Kyrie Irving. He also talks about the C's two young wing players - Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, saying everyone in the league is looking for...


What's the Best Case & Worst Case scenario for some NBA Teams? Kevin O'Connor joins us to discuss

The Celtics are still rolling, winning their 10th straight game, but the injuries are starting to take a toll. How can the team keep winning? A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper discuss the masterful job Brad Stevens has done early in the season, and how the roster has all settled into their roles so quickly. With the injuries, Sherrod and Kyle also talk about the possibility of bringing someone like Greg Monroe in with the DPE they have from Gordon Hayward's injury. The Ringer's Kevin...


Will/should Gordon Hayward come back? Are the Cavs REALLY in trouble?

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the Celtics impressive win streak after losing their first two games. (3:00) Kyrie Irving has been a catalyst for the win streak, but maybe not in the ways you would've expected. (8:05) Gordon Hayward spoke with the media for the first time since his injury...will he return this season? Should he? (12:40) The Celtics have a DPE they can use to go get a player, and Sherrod and Kyle discuss whether they will use it, on who, and specifically talk...


Walter McCarty opens up about what he wishes people knew about Rick Pitino

Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely go over what a statement win the Celtics had over the Bucks. A. Sherrod Blakely catches up with Walter McCarty to discuss Rick Pitino, and McCarty defends how good of a person and coach Pitino is. 1:30 How much of a statement game was the Celtics win over the Bucks? 4:00 Was this Al Horfod’s best game as a member of the Celtics? 6:30 Kyrie Irving gave us a glimpse of just how amazing he can be 8:00 How have the Celtics been better defensively than we...


How will Celtics identity evolve without Gordon Hayward?; Sekou Smith from NBA.com joins

On this episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss... 1:00 - Gordon Hayward’s injury, the emotional letdown, and the magnitude of well wishes he received. 4:45 - The outlook of the Celtics season now that Hayward is down. Who in the Eastern Conference benefits from the injury? Is a comeback this season possible for Hayward? 7:00 - The opportunities that other players, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, will receive with Hayward being down. 9:30 - What...


The Marcus Smart contract extension; Sorting through Isaiah's comments

The NBA preseason is over, the Celtics went 4-0, and Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look ahead to the start of the regular season in Cleveland on Tuesday. (6:08) Impressions of Kyrie and Hayward so far. (7:35) Slim Marcus…man on a mission. But what would a contract extension look like? (14:09) The Jayson Tatum hype train isn’t stopping. (16:47) Jaylen Brown has a lot of pressure on him in his 2nd year (19:30) Terry Rozier has looked great…but he’s teased us before. (22:12) Sorting...


Brad Stevens with Scal - On NCAA scandal and what TV show he really likes

NBC Sports Boston analyst Brian Scalabrine sat down with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens to talk about lots of topics before the start of the season. Stevens talks about what's going on in college basketball regarding the FBI investigations and the general state of the NCAA, potential changes in the NBA, the change to the format of the All-Star Game, and what he does in his off time, including what popular show he is now into.


Exclusive interviews with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford

Abby Chin and Brian Scalabrine bring you exclusive interviews with the Celtics new big 3, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. 0:31 - Kyrie Irving talks about not worrying about playing in Cleveland on opening night, what excites him about Brad Stevens, why he chose number 11, and how ‘Uncle Drew’ came to be. 16:02 - Gordon Hayward on having unfinished business with Brad Stevens, clearing up what happened the day he made his decision to come to Boston, and how close he was to...


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